A Nigerian Air Force plane crashed into a house in the northern city of Kaduna on Saturday, killing all seven people on board, a military spokesman said.
The air force said the Dornier-228 aircraft crashed into a house shortly after taking off from Kaduna Military Airfield around 06:45 (0545 GMT). Nobody on the ground was hurt. “The plane was on a daily routine flight to Abuja when it crashed within the premises of the barracks, killing the four crew members and three civilian passengers,” said military spokesman Colonel Abdul Usman.
The bodies have been recovered while firefighters are working at the crash site to stop the fire spreading to other buildings in the area, Alonge said. There were no casualties recorded on the ground.
The twin turboprop plane was bound for Abuja, the capital, after leaving a military airfield early on Saturday, Dele Alonge, an air force spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement.
The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known and the statement didn’t say how many passengers were on board. An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the crash.